Sunday 2 December 2018 7.45pm St Machar’s Cathedral

Handel: Israel in Egypt

Aberdeen Bach Choir
Musical Director Peter Parfitt

Aberdeen Sinfonietta
Leader Bryan Dargie

First ever performance by Aberdeen Bach Choir of George Frideric Handel’s Israel in Egypt.

1867 Edward Poynter - Israel in Egypt

This oratorio draws directly on passages from the Old Testament. The 1739 premiere was not well received, and Handel immediately set about to revise the work. It is now a favourite worldwide, not least because of the intense and almost operatic drama Handel brings to the music, both for the double chorus and for the SATB soloists.

Rehearsals begin again on Tuesday 28 August
High Church, Hilton

7:30-9:30 p.m. - please arrive early to collect music

Registration and Payment
Please register for the coming session by completing the online form (opens in a new window). After completing the form, click on the linkoin the confirmation page to go to the payment page, where you can find details of how to pay your subscription and music charge (preferably online).

Peter recommends the recording by The Sixteen, Coro COT16011, available as a CD or download. You can buy a rehearsal CD or a download/stream of your part from Choraline.

Aberdeen Bach Choir December 2015 St Machar's Cathedral